Free Press Journal
  • Lok Sabha 2019 polls: Amit Shah says united Opposition won’t be able to defeat BJP

    Mumbai: While Congress on the one hand is trying to bring all anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) together to prevent them from retaining power after the 2019 parliamentary poll, BJP president Amit Shah seems confident about his party’s future. During an interaction with social media team in Pune on Sunday, Shah claimed even a united opposition would not be able to defeat the BJP in the upcoming LS elections. While expressing confidence, Shah

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    Narasimha Rao, a forced reformer

    Shrouded in controversy in life, P V Narasimha Rao, prime minister of India from 1991 to 1996, again provoked controversy 14 years after his death when Narendra Modi upstaged Rahul Gandhi by honouring his memory on 28 June, the 97th anniversary of his birth.

  • Hurriyat leader’s daughters invoke PM Modi’s slogan to seek father’s release

    Srinagar, Daughters of a jailed Hurriyat leader have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invoked his “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” slogan to seek the release of their “pro-dialogue” and “peace-loving” father from Delhi’s Tihar Jail. The highly emotional letter from Suzanne and Sundas Shah talks about their meeting with their ailing father in Tihar and how it reminded them about the plight of the mother and wife of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an

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    Priyanka Chopra scores 25 mn Instagram followers

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has garnered 25 million followers on Instagram and has thanked her fans for showering her with so much of love. Priyanka on Thursday took to her Instagram stories, where she wrote: “25 million strong… Thank you for the love… Love you right back.”

  • Higher MSP is not the answer

    The Centre’s move to drastically increase the minimum support price for kharif crops is unlikely to solve the crisis of Indian agriculture. Yet, coming as it does ahead of crucial State and later parliamentary polls, it might improve the electoral prospects of the ruling party. Last week, the prime minister announced that the government will increase the MSP of the kharif crops by at least 1.5 times of the production costs, including

  • Centre’s MSP hike historic move towards doubling farmers’ income: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nagpur, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today hailed the Centre’s decision to raise the MSP of kharif crops and described it as a “historic and great step” towards doubling the farmers’ income. Talking to reporters here, Fadnavis thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling the promise of giving farmers’ minimum support price 1.5 times higher than the production cost. He said the announcement of increase in MSP of all major crops for

  • Bullet train like a ‘magic train’ which may not materialise: Rahul Gandhi

    Amethi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre today, claiming that the much talked about bullet train project was like a “magic train” which may not materialise. Targeting the Narendra Modi led government at the Centre, Gandhi also said that despite an issue like Doklam on the border, the prime minister was seen sitting on a swing with the Chinese president.

  • PM Narendra Modi to address 176 newly recruited IAS officers tomorrow

    New Delhi, As many as 176 newly appointed IAS officers will get an opportunity to interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here tomorrow, as part of the NDA government’s policy to allow them familiarise with the functioning of the central government. These officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of 2016 batch have been posted as Assistant Secretaries in different central government departments as their first posting. The posting is

  • Opposition fighting battle for its survival, ‘hatred for Modi’ sole glue binding opposition, says PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the proposed grand opposition alliance is merely a “grand race” by his rivals to be the prime minister and is driven by “personal survival and power politics”. In an interview to Swarajya magazine, he said the opposition has no agenda except to remove him and that “hatred for Modi” is their “sole gluing force” as he expressed confidence that people

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    Opposition uniting against BJP because it is strong, says Nitin Gadkari

    Mumbai: The opposition is uniting against the BJP because it is strong, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said, predicting a win for his party in the Lok Sabha elections next year. The implementation of the proposal to hold parliamentary and Assembly polls simultaneously would need the cooperation of all parties, the minister said yesterday.

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    The Emergency then and democracy now

    An all-out war of words broke out last week between the BJP and the Congress on the 1975 Emergency. Observing June 26 as a ‘black day’, several BJP leaders targeted the Congress at events held across the country to highlight the Emergency’s excesses. Leading the charge with a sharp attack on the Congress was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing BJP workers in Mumbai last Tuesday, the prime minster said the country still

  • Congress launches scathing attack on BJP for lynching incidents across country

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday expressed concern over mob lynching reports emanating from various states, decrying those who are giving political patronage to the cult of intolerance. Spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi told a press conference that “anarchy, mob frenzy and jungle raj have become the new buzzwords for PM Modi’s ‘New India’ that gives a handle to intolerance and creates an unprecedented atmosphere of hate and violence.”

  • Jobs not lacking, data on jobs lacking: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi, The opposition has been painting a picture of “their choice” on the job front because there is not sufficient data available on employment, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”More than a lack of jobs, the issue is a lack of data on jobs. Our opponents will naturally exploit this opportunity to paint a picture of their choice and blame us. I don’t blame our opponents for blaming us

  • Government has done what it had to with ‘utmost sincerity’ for Air India: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the government has done what it had to with “utmost sincerity” for Air India and emphasised the need to differentiate between lack of response to one sale offer and a policy decision. The government has cleared the sale of Air India and several other loss-making public sector companies but that they are yet to be sold is the “result of timing

  • PM Narendra Modi condemns Afghanistan blast, extends assistance

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned the “terror attacks” in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city that killed nearly 19 people, including 11 Sikhs. The Prime Minister took to Twitter and assured that India stands ready for assistance “in this sad hour.”